Corinna Jentzsch is an assistant professor of International Relations at the Institute of Political Science. She studies civil wars and the emergence of informal institutions of security governance.
Her current research focuses on community mobilization against insurgent violence, the formation of militias—parties to armed conflict that are neither incumbents nor insurgents—and their impact on civil war dynamics. She is also broadly interested in African politics, transnational aspects of civil wars, and peacekeeping. She has conducted field research in Mozambique, Zambia, and Malawi.
Corinna received her PhD from Yale University, and prior to that studied at Free University Berlin and Sciences Po Paris. She is a contributor to Africa is a Country, and you can follow her on Twitter ( @coboje).
Corinna Jentzsch is available to supervise PhD students and invites PhD research proposals in the areas of:
- armed conflict and civil war
- social movements and collective action
- African politics and governance
See for more information on PhD positions:
- Jentzsch C. (2021), RENAMO and Mozambique. In: Spear, T. (Ed.) Oxford Research Encyclopedia of African History. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of African History Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Jentzsch C. (2020), Review of Insurgent Fragmentation in the Horn of Africa: rebellion and its discontents, by Michael Woldemariam Review of: Michael Woldemariam (2018) Insurgent Fragmentation in the Horn of Africa: rebellion and its discontents, Africa: Journal of the International African Institute 90(2): 421-422.
- Jentzsch C. (2019), Peace is a Losing Strategy in Mozambique. Why Elections Could Cause Another Civil War, Foreign Affairs .
- Jentzsch C. (2018), Spiritual Power and the Dynamics of War in the Provinces of Nampula and Zambézia. In: Morier-Genoud E., Cahen M., Rosário D. do (Ed.) The War Within: New Perspectives on the Civil War in Mozambique, 1976-1992. Suffolk: Boydell & Brewer. 75-99.
- Jentzsch C. (2017), Auxiliary Armed Forces and Innovations in Security Governance in Mozambique’s Civil War, Civil Wars 19(3): 325-347.
- Jentzsch C. (2018), Intervention, Autonomy and Power in Polarised Societies. In: Browne B., Rivas A. (Ed.) Experiences in Researching Conflict and Violence: Fieldwork Interrupted. Bristol: Policy Press.
- Jentzsch C. (25 September 2017), Is environmental philanthropy still a white man’s game?. Africa Is A Country [blog entry].
- Jentzsch C. (29 February 2016), Falta de diálogo em Moçambique acentua polarização (The lack of dialogue in Mozambique underlines polarization). Interviewed by Deutsche Welle Africa (Portuguese Service) Interviewed by [interview].
- Jentzsch C. (2 February 2016), Here are 4 reasons why Mozambique isn't a post-war success story. Monkey Cage Blog of the Washington Post [blog entry].
- Jentzsch C., Kahloun H. & Belhadj S. (2016), L’offre plurielle de sécurité dans le Grand Tunis. Quelles alternatives à l’État pour combler le «vide» sécuritaire? Plural Security Insights Policy Brief, Clingendael Conflict Research Unit.
- Jentzsch C. (2016), To target or protect? Militias and political order in African civil wars. Interview Interviewed by Leiden University [interview].
- Jentzsch C. (24 September 2015), A luta continua: A triumph for press freedom in Mozambique. Africa is a Country: Africa is a Country [blog entry].
- Jentzsch C., Schubiger L.I. & Kalyvas S.N. (21 September 2015), Who’s fighting the Islamic State? Five things you need to know about militias in civil wars. The Washington Post Monkey Cage: The Washington Post [blog entry].
- Jentzsch C., Kalyvas S.N. & Schubiger L.I. (2015), Militias in civil wars, Journal of Conflict Resolution 59(5): 755-769.
- Jentzsch C. (3 February 2015), The protest tradition of Maputo’s masked Mapiko dancers. Africa is A Country: Africa is A Country [blog entry].
- Jentzsch C. (19 January 2015), Achille Mbembe on how the ebola crisis exposes Africa’s dependency on the West. Africa is A Country: Africa is A Country [blog entry].
- Jentzsch C., Kalyvas S.N. & Schubiger L.I. (2015), Militias in civil wars Member of editorial staff Journal of Conflict Resolution 59(5).
- Jentzsch C. (2014), Militias and the dynamics of civil war. PhD at Yale University (PhD thesis. Political Science, Yale University). Yale University. Supervisor(s) and Co-supervisor(s):Wood E.J., Kalyvas S.N., McGovern M.
- Jentzsch C. (2014), Opportunities and challenges to financing African Union peace operations, African Conflict & Peacebuilding Review 4(2): 86-107.
- Jentzsch C. (2014), The financing of international peace operations in Africa. A review of recent research and analyses African Peacebuilding Network Working Papers no. 1. New York: Social Science Research Council.
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